“Neither your past nor your present experiences dictate your thoughts. Your thoughts about your experiences become habituated in your brain’s neural pathways. It’s not just your experiences that are important, it’s your thinking about those experiences that makes all the difference. The quality of your thoughts ultimately dictates the quality of your life.”—David G. Arenson
“Being a Heartless Bitch isn’t about stepping on other people, or reality TV-style sabotage antics. Its about working hard for what you want, and knowing when to stand up for what you deserve. Its not about demoralizing others; its about self-empowerment. Its not about being arrogant; its about displaying your confidence and intellect as a badge of pride. Its not asserting any inherent superiority or self-entitlement, but recognizing your own self-worth and value.”—Kat D.
When there’s someone for you who wants to spend the rest of his life with you and for once in your life you feel the same but you can’t fulfill it because you still have your obligations as a daughter.
My life is not always rainbows & butterflies. In fact, the truth, whatever you see, are all distractions.
“Nobody made me. Nobody fucking made me who I am today. And what is so funny is that everyone that was spitting in my face and treating me like dirt and making me feel so worthless.. The price that a woman pays for people destroying you over and over again… I’m a fuckin’ lion. I’m a lion, and I can’t be destroyed. The things that I have been through, the things I have seen, the people I have taken care of.. I would not take any of it back, because it’s made me the writer I am. But how dare anyone that treated you like dirt on the bottom of their shoe try to turn around and tell you that they made you? The minute you have a glimpse of sunlight on your lashes, they fuckin’ made you that mascara.”— Lady Gaga (via strymeek)
“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.”—Jeanette Winterson